#BAZUndergroundUpdates XCIII

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Like so many times before it’s another week, another Tuesday, and of course a brand new instalment of The Underground Updates with our relentless writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman!

So let’s see what’s out there!

CREDIC Released just last Friday, Credic now presents to us the brand new single Vermillion Oceans out via Black Lion Records! You can now head over here to watch the video, and if you like what you see and hear you can head over here to place a pre-order!

MOUNTAINEER Available to stream now is the new single Bed of Flowers from Mountaineer, taken from their upcoming album Giving up the Ghost which is set to be released on the 25th of February on Sludgelord Records! For a tape order you can head over here, and for the single video you can watch it right over here!

PROCEZ Inspired by the underground scene of late 70s Birmingham, Procez has a brand new video presented to us via Via Nocturna, taken from their latest album Jaden! Head over here to check it out!

BLACK LION RECORDS If you are a horror movie fan, you have probably heard that a new Scream movie has just been released! In honor of the new release, Black Lion Records is having an offer of 55% off of everything until the end of this month! We urge you to head over here to check out the selection, and not to mention their new web store!

RISING BEAST In order to clear out some space for upcoming releases, Rising Beast has lowered some prices, and as far as we can see most, if not all digital downloads have a name your price going on! Head over here to check it out!

MIZMOR With a fine body of work over the past decade, trudging drone/ doom metal project Mizmor (מזמור if you want to be fancy) returns with a new full-length release entitled Wit’s End. Fans of Hell should recognise this style of slow, emotive, emotionally and sonically overpowering atmospheric doom. If that’s your idea of a party, hop on board. You can listen here and order the album on limited vinyl.

PARTY CANNON The brutal death metal group with the deceptively jolly band name and child’s toy store band logo return with their full-length follow up to 2015’s ​​Bong Hit Hospitalisation. Volumes of Vomit, the band’s latest release is as gruesome as the name suggests. Check it out here, pick up a copy and delight your friends and neighbours.

HURAKAN Those folks at Lacerated Enemy Records can always be relied upon to deliver something heavy in audio form and so it is with the label’s latest announced release. Via Aeterna the forthcoming new full-length by Hurakan, is something for fans of modern death metal with a melodic edge, but plenty of power with it. You can check out the preview tracks here where you can also pre-order the album on a range of formats, including limited vinyl. Release date April 13th.

Having to pay gigantic sums for international postage is a real gear grinder. While it’s our default setting to link bandcamp pages in the case of new and pre-releases, we thought it would be helpful to add some online stores that might provide a useful alternative. So if you see a release you fancy, but it’s being sold in a far off land and you don’t want to fork out on exorbitant shipping, see if any of the links below can remedy the situation.

Dark Essence (Norway) Dark Essence (US)

Deathwish (EU) Deathwish (US)

eOne Heavy (EU) eOne Heavy (UK) eOne Heavy (US)

Ipecac (EU) Ipecac (US)

Napalm Records (Germany)

Prophecy Productions (Germany) Prophecy Productions (US)

Rough Trade (UK) Rough Trade (US)

Season of Mist (EU) Season of Mist (US)

Southern Lord (EU) Southern Lord (US)

Throne Records (World)

Transcending Obscurity (EU) Transcending Obscurity (US)

It appears as if when things seem to be going well, the pandemic manages to knock it down again. All we can do is to simply hold our horns high and clean and remain patient, all the shows and goodies will come back to us thousandfold!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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